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    Default Re: Much or Many 1

    Absolutely.

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    Nice One

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    Smile Re: Much or Many 1

    I believe that when we say much, we are talking about the amount that you spent. When we say many, we are talking about the pieces. So it doesn't matter if how much, or regardless of the note as long as you count the pieces. I chose much because we use the word spend, like it's asking for a price.

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    Default Re: Much or Many 1

    How much [money] did you spend?
    money - uncountable noun

    How many dimes did you spend?
    dime- countable noun

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    Default Re: Much or Many 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What's the difference?
    how much money did u spend or how maney mangos u buy

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    Default Re: Much or Many 1

    That's right, but notice your spelling:
    How much money did you spend?
    How many mangos did you buy

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    Default Re: much many

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Both are correct, aren't they

    How much (money) did you spend?
    How many (dollars) did you spend?

    Sam: We're missing some dough here! (counterfeit dough)
    Pat: Uh, I kind of spent some of them to buy us lunch today.
    Sam: How many (of them) did you spend?

    what about this one?
    I'm confused.

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    Default Re: Much or Many 1

    How much you spend is correct

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    Default Re: Much or Many 1

    absolutely

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    Default Re: Much or Many 1

    "How much did you spend?"
    You have to use much because there is nothing countable here.

    Many can be used when it's clear what you spent:
    "How many dollars did you spend?"
    You can count the dollars.

    "How many hours did it take until it got finished?"
    You can count the hours.

    P.S: Again: Just my opinion!

    Edit
    Oh, now I see the thread was 1,5 years old...

    Cheers!

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